Katie Price has made the gut-wrenching decision to put her disabled son Harvey into care, and has said he will be living in a residential college to try and become more independent.
She told The Sun: "It breaks my heart. I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.
"It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him."
Katie revealed she made the decision to try and help Harvey learn to be independent now that he has turned 18, and has her heart set on the Northern Star long-term living accommodation in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
The mum and son have spent six months looking at colleges that specialise in helping children with autism and learning disabilities.
Katie said: "This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.
"I’m trying to get him used to me not being there all the time. But he’ll call on his iPad and say, ‘Mum, I need you’, and I run to him.
"When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids."
Katie also opened up on their special bond, admitting that she is worried about how Harvey will react when he realises his mum is not nearby.
The mum previously said that she struggles to calm her son down, as his autism can mean that loud noises will cause him to lash out, which has ended in him smashing windows.
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